Lara Boyd March 06, 2024 31:35

Choosing to Change Your Brain

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In this episode of Body Banter, Dr. Lara Boyd joins us to talk about neuroplasticity, aka the brain’s capacity to change, from her perspective as a physical therapist-turned-neuroscience researcher. We discuss the inseparable relationship between the brain and the body, as well as how the sweet spot for changes in the brain occurs when we engage in activities that are challenging yet achievable. Lara also shares her 'recipe for brain health and longevity' (surprise, it’s really quite simple!) and how we all have the agency to change our brains.
Lara Boyd

Dr. Lara Boyd is a Physical Therapist and Neuroscientist at the University of British Columbia where she is a professor, Distinguished University Scholar and fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She is an expert in the neurobiology of learning and uses advanced brain imaging approaches to look into the brain. Dr. Boyd’s research is centered on understanding how behaviour shapes learning, unlearning and relearning. She has published more than 200 scientific papers and her TEDx talk “After this your brain will not be the same” has over 38 million views.



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